Vermont is bordered on all sides by some noteworthy neighbors: Quebec, Canada, to the north; Massachusetts to the south; New York to the east; and New Hampshire to the west. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state had a total population of approximately 624,000 in July 2019. As of May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the state had an average hourly wage of $24.58 for all occupations. The civilian labor force totaled 341,500 as of June 2020 with an unemployment rate of 9.4%. Top employment industries were education and health services, government, and trade, transportation, and utilities.
According to America's Career Info Net, these were the top-ten employers in the state as of 2020. One of the largest of these is University of Vermont, which employs about 3,000 workers at Burlington.
- University of Vermont Medical Center
- University of Vermont
- Jay Peak Resort
- Killington Grand Resort
- Howard Center for Human Services
- Mt Snow Resort
- Okemo Mountain Resort
- Grand Summit Resort Hotel
- Stratton Mountain Resort
- Sugarbush Resort
Per America's Career Info Net, the fastest growing occupations in Vermont are listed as follows. These occupations can expect 24%-37% growth during the 2016-2026 decade.
- Solar Photovoltaic Installers
- Home Health Aides
- Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Personal Care Aides
- Physician Assistants
- Respiratory Therapists
- Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
- Software Developers, Applications
- Nurse Practitioners